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  • Saying ‘Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem' instead of just ‘Bismillaah’ Date: 28-7-2016

    I wanted to ask wether one is allowed to say, "Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Raheem" instead of "Bismillah" before performing ablution. I read that according to Ibn Taymiyah and other scholars that it is fine to say the whole word before eating, so I am wondering whether this is applicable to the ablution as well. May Allaah bless you. .. More

  • Dipping in water to make ablution Date: 9-7-2016

    Can we dip in water to make ablution? .. More

  • Washing in Ghusl and Wudhoo' Date: 3-7-2016

    What is the definition of washing in wudu (ablution) and ghusl (bath taken in state of major ritual impurity). I read that it means 'to let waterflowover the limb'. What exactly does this mean? Does it mean that you have to let water flow on each and every part of the limb, or does it mean that you must let water flow over the limb once, that any part.. More

  • Wiping ears in wudhoo is Sunnah Date: 4-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Sometimes, when I wipe the back of my ears with my thumbs in wudoo (ablution), my thumb does not cover all of the back of my earlobes. Is my wudoo still valid, or do I have to make sure that I wipe every small part of the back of my ear when I do wudoo. .. More

  • Validity of ablution with hair fiber spray Date: 6-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. Shaykh, there is a product on the market by the name of hair fiber that covers the area of the head that is bald or has thin hair. Is one's ablution correct after applying this product? Please, I do not know how it works. Maybe you are aware of it as it is a famous product. May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Washing face four times does not affect validity of ablution Date: 10-3-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. If a person has been wiping his face as he knew it as a part of wiping the head (so he was wiping the face a fourth time), does it invalidate his ablution? He did not know that only the head had to be wiped. If it does invlidate the ablution, does he have to repeat all the prayers (obligatory and voluntary)? I was asked to resend.. More

  • Color of henna (mehndi) does not invalidate wudhoo and ghusl Date: 26-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum. I want to apply mehndi (henna) to my hands. However, only chemical mehndi is readily available in the market, and my friend says that wudu (ablution) or ghusl (major ablution) is not right as long I have the color of chemical mehndi on my hands. Is she right? .. More

  • Ruling on Madhmadhah and Istinshaaq and wiping the ears during the ablution Date: 18-10-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum, can you give me the arguments from the scholars, past and present, who say that rinsing the mouth, nose, and ears during ablution is only a sunnah? And likewise for those who state it as obligatory? .. More

  • Wudhoo’ of a person who has skin cracks Date: 26-8-2015

    I am suffering from a dermatological disease in my feet causing parts of the skin, especially under the toes, to protrude and partly separate from the rest of the skin. Knowing that this is very difficult, is it obligatory to make the water reach under these parts? To avoid doubt, I depend on pouring a large amount of water, in order to make sure that.. More

  • Prayers and ‘Umrah performed without wiping the ears in Wudhoo’ Date: 26-8-2015

    I am 28 years old. I often used to perform Wudhoo’ (ablution) without wiping my ears with water because I had heard that wiping the ears is a recommended Sunnah and not an obligation. Recently, I came to know that it is an obligation since the ears are part of the head. What is the sharia-ruling on my past prayers, Hajj and ‘Umrah? .. More

  • Wearing a ring or bracelets on the body parts of Wudhoo’ Date: 26-8-2015

    Is it permissible to wear gold ornaments such as rings, bracelets and necklaces while making Wudhoo’ (ablution) or prayer? .. More

  • The portion of the head to be wiped over in Wudhoo’ Date: 26-8-2015

    If I am in a public place and have to perform Wudhoo’ (ablution), could I enter my hand under the hijab in order to wipe my head and ears, even if water reaches only the front of the head? .. More

  • Dropping of pure water from the body parts of the Wudhoo’ is not a condition Date: 26-8-2015

    Sometimes I try to make Wudhoo’ (ablution) with a small amount of water. However, when I wash my feet, I notice a change in the color of the water due to the dust on my feet and on my hands due to washing my feet. So, do I have to change the water for washing my feet or wash them directly under the faucet? Taking into consideration that I always try.. More

  • Washing the feet during Wudhoo’ without rubbing Date: 26-8-2015

    When one lets water flow over the feet during the Wudhoo’ (ablution) but without rubbing them, is his Wudhoo’ valid? May Allaah reward you. .. More

  • Using one hand to wash the face during the Wudhoo’ Date: 26-8-2015

    Is it permissible to use one hand (the right hand) to wash one's face during the Wudhoo’ (ablution)? .. More